Saturday, December 20, 2014

Good news and more good news

Marathon training starts here with a 6am run..
I was gutted last Sunday morning when I woke up and realised that taking part in a Duathlon, even if I took my time and took it easy, would not be a very good idea. There's something particularly dispiriting about unpacking your race bag in the morning of an event I would think, especially with so much time out.

But as the week went on, I was relieved that I did the sensible thing and took it easy in my first week back. I've now got 3 more short runs under my belt and things are starting to come together. My first long run is tomorrow. I should probably try to stick to 5 miles, but will see if my quads have relaxed a bit overnight.

So, good news and good news.

Onwards and Upwards!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

If at first you don't succeed....

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

My 1st run in 6 weeks

The first in the winter series of the Monikie Duathlon is tomorrow. I've been feeling progressively better all week,  so decided on Thursday that if I could survive a short run beforehand I'd go along as originally planned, if only to stretch my legs at 60% effort.
Feeling OK so far.  Fingers crossed for the morning.